Exclusive to ABC NewsRadio
Roy Slaven and HG Nelson could double the network’s audience as they return to the ABC after a four year absence to present the AFL and NRL grand finals as the Festival of the Boot Parts 1 and 2.
HG Nelson says “The Festival of the Boot is the climax of the year. Politics, life style issues and food are forgotten about for a weekend of dreams. It has long been a dream of ours to bring the magic of The Boot to ABC NewsRadio. In 2012 both parts of The Boot embrace the yin and yang of the news community. UN Supremo, Ban Ki-moon is a rugby league nutter whereas Aung San Suu Kyi would not know Dave Taylor from a coal train but she cannot get enough of Hawk Buddy Franklin on the run fifty metres out in front of the big sticks.”
The 2012 AFL Grand Final on Festival of the Boot Part 1 kicks off at 2.30pm AEST on Saturday 29 September. And then Festival of the Boot Part 2, the 2012 NRL Grand Final, from 5.00pm AEST on Sunday 30 September.
ABC NewsRadio Station Manager Helen Thomas says “We are thrilled to have such esteemed sporting commentators join the ABC NewsRadio team and call these premier sporting events. Our listeners, and frankly all of Australia, deserve it!”
Festival of the Boot is exclusive to ABC NewsRadio – on air, online, on digital radio and the ABC Radio app.